Good afternoon! When you have a child that is developing into an outstanding athlete, it is imperative to instill a 'work ethic' in them. As we have all have seen or at least heard before, the tale of the dynamic athlete that does not fulfill his or her potential. In this case, it's JaMarcus Russell, the ultra-talented young man from Mobile, AL that played college football at LSU.
This young man has apparently flamed out in the NFL, and even though he was a number one overall draft pick to the Oakland Raiders; he is not currently on a NFL roster after only three seasons. TALENT alone will only carry you so far! As parents and coaches, we must teach our children the value of hard work, demand it and expect it! We must hold our young people responsible for their actions and work with them on making good decisions so that they know how to work hard and work smart when there is no one else around.
**By Jason Cole, Yahoo! Sports
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